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Quantum Human Maya Plugin Animates Static Human 3D Models: Living Statue

Quantum Human Maya Plugin Animates Static Human 3D Models: Living Statue
Last month, we learned about Live2D, an application that combines multiple illustrations into one 3D model. Here’s another upcoming time-saving application for animators. Currently in development by Quantum Matrix, Quantum Human is an Autodesk Maya plugin that can turn a static 3D model of a body into a character that you can animate, render or use for motion capture.

Remotr Lets You Play PC Games from Your Android Device

Remotr Lets You Play PC Games from Your Android Device
I know the PC gamers out there have been sitting in class or on a bus before playing a game on their Android tablet or smartphone and wished they could actually be playing one of their PC games.
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Wii U Hack Enables Use of Unreleased Amiibo: Ghost out of the Shell

Wii U Hack Enables Use of Unreleased Amiibo: Ghost out of the Shell
Amiibo has become quite a hit for Nintendo, and the company seems keen to roll out as many characters as it can as soon as possible. YouTuber Mema Haxx – who created the Wii U GamePad hack libdrc –seems to have uncovered at least two Amiibo that have yet to be released or announced.

RegionThree Hack Bypasses Region Locking on Nintendo 3DS: Exploits, Please

RegionThree Hack Bypasses Region Locking on Nintendo 3DS: Exploits, Please
Jordan “Smealum” Rabet, the programmer behind the Ninjhax Nintendo 3DS Homebrew channel, has released another major contribution for gamers looking to maximize the handheld system. His RegionThree loader lets you play 3DS games from any region.

Live2D Euclid Combines Illustrations into a 3D Model: Sketchune Miku

Live2D Euclid Combines Illustrations into a 3D Model: Sketchune Miku
3D animations based on illustrations sacrifice a significant amount of quality in their transition from 2D. You can see it in games like Ni No Kuni, Valkyria Chronicles and the Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm series. Their models look great from afar, but you can see they look flat in some areas up close.

Leap Motion Quick Switch App for Oculus Rift Toggles Between Real Life & Virtual Reality

Leap Motion Quick Switch App for Oculus Rift Toggles Between Real Life & Virtual Reality
Leap Motion, the company behind the eponymous hand motion sensor, have come up with a clever way to let Oculus Rift users see what’s in front of them without taking off the headset. It’s called Quick Switch, an app that switches the feed from the Oculus Rift to the infrared cameras of the Leap Motion sensor and vice versa with a simple gesture.

PS4 Streaming to PC via Android Remote Play: A 21st Century Title

PS4 Streaming to PC via Android Remote Play: A 21st Century Title
A few months ago we talked about how the PlayStation 4’s Remote Play feature – which is officially exclusive to the PS Vita and the Z3 mobile devices – might be modified so that it can be used on any Android 4.0+ device.

Good Morning, Sleepyhead: Get Wake-up Calls from Strangers with Wakie

Good Morning, Sleepyhead: Get Wake-up Calls from Strangers with Wakie
If your regular alarm doesn’t do it for you anymore, then you might want to try Wakie. It’s a social alarm clock of sorts in the sense that it crowdsources wake-up calls from all over the world.

Pinć Phone VR Headset Comes with Motion Sensing Rings: Don’t VR & Drive

Pinć Phone VR Headset Comes with Motion Sensing Rings: Don’t VR & Drive
While the world awaits for the prophesied Oculus Rift to rise, we’re seeing more and more virtual reality headsets that use smartphones as their brain. However, most of these peripherals are content to provide you a case and a pair of lenses.

Vcemo Wants to Be the YouTube of 360º Videos

Vcemo Wants to Be the YouTube of 360º Videos
Virtual reality headsets are not just great for games. They’re also great for viewing 360º videos, which are the video equivalent of Google Street View. In fact, there’s already a 360º documentary about virtual reality. It remains to be seen whether the technology will be a hit with consumers, but vcemo is betting that it will.

Nintendo 3DS Ninjhax Homebrew Exploit: Release the Hacken

Nintendo 3DS Ninjhax Homebrew Exploit: Release the Hacken
Jordan “Smealum” Rabet and a team of fellow hackers have finally relased the first exploit that allows homebrew applications to run on any Nintendo 3DS model. Called Ninjhax, the software takes advantage of a previously obscure 3DS game called Cubic Ninja, causing demand for the poorly received game to skyrocket.

Lantern Satellite Receiver Provides News & Archived Online Data for Free: Out of this Net

Lantern Satellite Receiver Provides News & Archived Online Data for Free: Out of this Net
Many of us take our Internet access for granted. But the information it holds can change lives and history for the better. A company called Outernet Inc. wants to make some of the most important information online out of the Internet and into its eponymous satellite network, so that people can access them without restrictions and for free.

Time Is Money Tells Your How Many Hours of Work It Takes to Buy Stuff

Time Is Money Tells Your How Many Hours of Work It Takes to Buy Stuff
When shopping, especially on the internet, it’s easy to lose track of how expensive something really is. It’s easy to see a $50 price drop on something that makes you think that a $450 toy is somehow “cheap.”

Aeternum Jailbreak App Ports the Apple Watch Interface to iPhone: Phone

Aeternum Jailbreak App Ports the Apple Watch Interface to iPhone: Phone
Since the Apple Watch was revealed, many iPhone users have wanted to have the smartwatch’s interface on their phone. The jailbreak community quickly went to work, first with an interactive demo, then with an actual launcher that was meant mostly for testing.

iOS 8 Translating Keyboards Save You a Trip to Google Translate

iOS 8 Translating Keyboards Save You a Trip to Google Translate
A new type of third-party keyboard for iOS devices let you translate text while you type. At least one keyboard, Slated, uses Google Translate, so don’t expect the translation to be perfect. But it can be still extremely convenient for both business and personal purposes.

Make Your Wi-Fi Network’s Name Unique with Unicode

Make Your Wi-Fi Network’s Name Unique with Unicode
Ars Technica accidentally discovered a quick and easy way to make your wireless network’s name aka SSID stand out. The tech blog found out that you can use Unicode characters in your network’s SSID. It’s not guaranteed to work with all routers and hardware though.
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